Psalm 99:8
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English Standard Version
O LORD our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings.

King James Bible
Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

American Standard Version
Thou answeredst them, O Jehovah our God: Thou wast a God that forgavest them, Though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou didst hear them, O Lord our God: thou wast a merciful God to them, and taking vengeance on all their inventions.

English Revised Version
Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou didst answer them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

Psalm 99:8 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The three futures express facts of the time to come, which are the inevitable result of Jahve's kingly dominion bearing sway from heaven, and here below from Zion, over the world; they therefore declare what must and will happen. The participle insidens cherubis (Psalm 80:2, cf. Psalm 18:11) is a definition of the manner (Olshausen): He reigns, sitting enthroned above the cherubim. נוּט, like Arab. nwd, is a further formation of the root na, nu, to bend, nod. What is meant is not a trembling that is the absolute opposite of joy, but a trembling that leads on to salvation. The Breviarium in Psalterium, which bears the name of Jerome, observes: Terra quamdiu immota fuerit, sanari non potest; quando vero mota fuerit et intremuerit, tunc recipiet sanitatem. In Psalm 99:3 declaration passes over into invocation. One can feel how the hope that the "great and fearful Name" (Deuteronomy 10:17) will be universally acknowledged, and therefore that the religion of Israel will become the religion of the world, moves and elates the poet. The fact that the expression notwithstanding is not קדושׁ אתּה, but קדושׁ הוּא, is explained from the close connection with the seraphic trisagion in Isaiah 6:3. הוּא refers to Jahve; He and His Name are notions that easily glide over into one another.

Psalm 99:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou wast

Psalm 89:33 Nevertheless my loving kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

Numbers 14:20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to your word:

Deuteronomy 9:19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, with which the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you...

Jeremiah 46:28 Fear you not, O Jacob my servant, said the LORD: for I am with you...

Zephaniah 3:7 I said, Surely you will fear me, you will receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them...

through

Exodus 32:2,34,35 And Aaron said to them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters...

Numbers 11:33,34 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people...

Numbers 14:20-24 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to your word...

Numbers 20:12,24 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, Because you believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel...

Deuteronomy 3:26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said to me, Let it suffice you...

Deuteronomy 9:20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.

their inventions

Ecclesiastes 7:29 See, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

Cross References
Exodus 32:28
And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And that day about three thousand men of the people fell.

Exodus 32:34
But now go, lead the people to the place about which I have spoken to you; behold, my angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them."

Numbers 14:20
Then the LORD said, "I have pardoned, according to your word.

Numbers 20:12
And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not believe in me, to uphold me as holy in the eyes of the people of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land that I have given them."

Psalm 78:38
Yet he, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often and did not stir up all his wrath.

Psalm 95:11
Therefore I swore in my wrath, "They shall not enter my rest."

Psalm 99:9
Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy!

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